The love of Christ is radical. Sometimes I under-estimate how distinctive the changes are for those who choose to follow Jesus. Indeed, the early Christians had a solid grasp of what constituted real faith. In a time when our world is deeply divided, we have a chance to show a different way.
Consider the following quote from Justin Martyr:
"We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and share it with everyone who needs it. We who formerly hated and murdered one another and did not even share our hearth with those of a different tribe because of their customs, now, after Christ’s appearance, live together and share the same table. Now we pray for our enemies and try to win those who hate us unjustly so that they too may live in accordance with Christ’s wonderful teachings, that they too may enter into the expectation, that they too may receive the same good things that we will receive from God, the ruler of the universe."
Pastor Ward Parkinson
Sunday Morning Service
Kids & Adult Sunday School at 9:45am
Church Service at 10:50am
(During summer, Sunday School pauses and church service begins at 10:30am)
In church office hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm
* call to confirm.
Lead Pastor Ward Parkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-712-5088
Youth Pastor Spencer Koop: email@example.com
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3